I’m back from a fantastic holiday in Iceland. The scenery was outstanding!
We saw amazing waterfalls, bubbling mud pits, and lots of geothermal activity.
We hired a 4×4 and drove ourselves clockwise around the entire country, making several trips right into the centre. The highlights (shown in the photos on this post) were exactly as I expected, but what I wasn’t prepared for was the large amount of desolate land. It is possible to drive for hours across empty lava fields and the vast majority of Iceland looks like the photos below:
Once you’re out of Reykjavik (and away from the major tourist sites) it is possible to go a long time without seeing another human being. Most of the major roads are paved, but some of the best sites can only be reached by driving for miles down bumpy tracks. We all enjoyed splashing through the muddy puddles!
The Icelandic people were all very friendly and the only negative aspect of the trip was the cost. We knew it would be expensive, but were still a bit shocked when we popped into a supermarket on the first day to buy a few things for lunch and the total came to over £50, for what would have cost about £15 in the UK.
We saw very few children on our trip, which we thought was a real shame. Iceland is the perfect place for a family holiday as there is so much to do. Our boys loved seeing whales, swimming in geothermal pools, horse riding, skidooing and seeing all the natural phenomena.
We highly recommend Iceland to anyone who enjoys being in the great outdoors!